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. dagen: thank you very much. we want to bring in steve moore to ask him quickly if there's enough time to get a deal done. he's senior economics writer at the "wall street journal," author of "who is the fairest of them all" and steve now that i introduced you, we're going to have to go to the new york stock exchange to hear wait till the sun shines which the traders sing every time this time of year. i'm going to pose the question to you. apologies if i need to interrupt you. is there enough time to get a deal done? >> yeah, there is. peter is exactly right that the modus operandi and capitol hill and the white house for the last 30 years is every time they are up against the deadline, they are like the high schoolkid who has to finish thesis paper. they wait till the last minute. so dagen, i'm making a prediction that on december 31st, you and i will probably be talking and i think they will be furiously negotiating and i think they probably wiil reach a deal. let me make one other point if i may, let's say it doesn't happen on december 31st, it's going to happen in january. it is no
: that is the suspicion that's shared by a lot of republicans taking it, steve, as almost an article of faith of three weeks, a month, that the president actually wants to go over the cliff and i'm not sure if that's true. i have no way of knowing if that's true. i kind of doubt it. if you look at it, the republicans lose a lot of leverage. they have painted themselves in to this corner. there's no denying that fact. john boehner obviously we know what happened last week. sifting through the wreckage of the plan "b." gone back to plan "a," a bill passed by the congress and extending tax cuts for everyone and sent to the senate. they don't expect the senate to take that. use that as a legislative vehicle and what's today? saturday. new year's eve is -- sorry. today's friday. too much holiday cheer. but come on. i mean -- >> he will be working the weekend. >> reporter: i am. oh my god. i don't want to get started on that. but anyway, you know, there's a lot at stake here. and, you know, it is late for this kind of thing to go on. and really, steve, i know you have been on board for this last several day
, in the highlands. highs today around 40 degrees. now, steve >> . there's a problem in bethesda. this is southbound at 355 /wisconsin avenue, cedar lane. you have to squeeze by to the right to get through. you can get by the water main break. it's not a heavy volume. when rush-hour starts to build this could be a major slow start. they will be there a couple hours. 355 at cedar lane that work continues. the springfield interchange, moving smoothly. lighter than usual volume on 95. from dumphries to dale city and on to a 395 and the 14th street bridge, no problems. the toll road at 28 moving smoothly. very little traffic. starting off well. back to you. >> thank you. a developing story from new york city. investigators are looking into the second subway death this month in the city. a man died after a woman puts him in front of a train. witnesses told police she was following the man and mumbling just before the incident. surveillance cameras captured her running from the station. >> this has happened twice this month. they need to slow the train down to about 15 miles an hour coming into the statio
in 1967, where i met steve schneider who was a student at that time. and, if i could just say a couple words about steve, it's kind of -- it's ironic that i'm getting the steve schneider award because we could not have been more opposite. [laughter] he had the gift of gab, you know, he's so articulate as a student and as a postdoc. so when i -- then i went off to the netherlands where i met my wife, who -- then i came -- who eventually became my wife, but i -- when i came back to the institute for space studies, steve was in a postdoc at the institute. and, as i say, we couldn't have been more opposite. he -- as i was this tactiturn midwest scientist who wanted to do the numbers and do my science and not talk about it, but he would come to my door, he would be in the door of my office and talking to me and, eventually, i would turn around and be working on my desk and he -- somehow, he couldn't take the hint. [laughter] but when anniek who was then my girlfriend, would visit me, then she would see that, well, i really didn't want to talk to steve. so she would talk to him, and that was
writer steve moore also joins the panel. so, steve, this is really an interesting story that i don't think gets enough attention. >> i agree. >> paul: the reforms taking place across the country in a lot of states. who are the stars you're looking at? >> i entirely agreement with your premise, paul. if you look at, talk about the demise of the republicans on the national levels we're not seeing that on the state level. there are 30 republican governors today in america, the republicans actually picked up a governorship in north carolina so that south now is almost entirely republican, whereas just 25 years ago, it was pretty entirely democratic. and it's not just the south. states like-- >> what are they doing with that power, that's the interesting thing. >> so, they have the power and they are actually using it, af got states like kansas, and florida that have been cutting taxes aggressively to promote jobs. you've got a lot of the states in the mountain states that are republican, where they're aggressively promoting pro energy drilling policies to get at the national resources
-- highway 24 through la fayette, no delays. here's steve. >>> mostly clear, cold this morning. a little breeze for some. most temperatures are in the 30s. there are some upper 20s. we have a system coming in. it's splitting. i think the pattern -- this is a sign of things to come here for a while after what's been a very, very busy november and disease. i think things quiet down in january. part of this system will go north. part it is will south. 28 in santa rosa. 47 in livermore. this may be a very localized event. this is at the livermore airport. out by the lab, it's 33. they are getting a little northeast wind off the altamont pass. that's the only thing i can think of because not far away, it's 15 degrees chillier. upper 30s for some lowser to the -- to the bay. 6 -- for some lower to the bay. 6 below in tahoe. man. that's cold. see a little bit of shower activity trying to form off the north coast. i think this is falling apart. this low is heading towards southern california and i think therein lies the trend. the pattern looks quiet for the for the next 10, 15 days. you usually
. now to steve. >> it's very light traffic, on this christmas eve. 270 at 109, moving very smoothly. traffic headed away from us is southbound. in good shape. no accidents or incidents reported. in springfield traffic is moving pretty well. hardly any traffic northbound. hov lanes are open. normal hov restrictions today in virginia on 95, 95 66, and the toll road. in maryland, in effect. keep in mind that metro rail is running regular service today. there's no vre service. the marc rail pen and brunswick lines are running s service-- marc rarail penn and brunswick lines running s service. >> a strange statement from one of mitt romney's sons. why he hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forevever. i wish this test drive was over so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down $0 due at signing, $0 deposi
:07, here's steve. >> thank you very much. beautiful sunrise over the big city here. we have some areas that are clear, probably some fog otherwise its clouding up especially to the north and some rain is trying. this is not a strong system but every system so far in a rain year -- or a wet year you go with it. in a dry year this doesn't have a chance but there will be light rain parallel to the coast. it's cold. pockets of fog. mostly cloudy. chilly to cold. for some not too bad but for others really cold out there. rain develops and if the system has enough punch snow level could be around 2500 feet. that wouldn't be until later though. 34 seems possible there. livermore and concord. 1 degrees in tahoe, sacramento 32 and even reading at 30 degrees. there's cold air to the north. you can see the lines right there -- some of that air is mostly clear. that's where some of the fog has been forming. looks like i doubt much of that is reaching the ground but it might. some of this lighter rain is starting to fill in with a lot of cloud cover. but watch how it really just kind of hangs -- ki
snow. steve rudin is here to talk about that. >> we are watching the maps right now. right now it appears we will see a little bit of snow here in the d.c. area, but not a ton. take a look at the travel forecast. no problems for indianapolis, detroit, new york city and boston. you will find absolutely beautiful conditions as you head to the center of the country. we are watching a storm system to the lower left-hand corner of the screen. this is what is on its way tomorrow. it will start off as a bit of a wintry mix changing over to right now it appears mainly rain. already we do have a winter weather advisory set to go into effect late tonight into the day tomorrow. north and west of d.c., including frederick maryland, and the panhandle of west virginia. what to expect and when coming up in just a few minutes from the bill for whether -- belfort furniture weather center. >> a new york woman is charged of running a scam following the massacre newtown, conn. she posted hours after the shooting she was the kind of one of the victims. the fbi also said she sent a labyrinth text me
economic writer steve moore also joins the panel. steve, this is really an interesting story that i don't think gets of attention. the reforms taking place across the country in a>> lot of states. who are the stars you are looking at? >> i entirely agree with your premise, paul. if you talk about the demise of the republicans on the national level, we are not really seeing that on the state level. 30 republican governors today in america. the republicans actually picked up a governorship in north carolina. so the south now is almost entirely republican whereas justen 25 years ago it was pretty entirely democratic. it is not just the south. states like utah and idaho and others. >> what are they doing with that power? that's the interesting thing. >> so they have the power, and they are using it. you have states like kansas and florida that have been cutting taxes aggressively to promote jobs. you have a lot of the states in the mountain states that are republican and are aggressively promoting pro energyer drilling policies to get at the pir natural resources. and the big story you ment
. so i think that was a very smart strategic move. >> all right, steve. >> i'll look at the senate level, the smartest move, mccaskill's move, saying you know what i think i want to run against todd aiken, and she quietly helped him get the nomination. the rest is history. not only did it help her race, affect her race she had no business winning, there was obviously a ripple effect that helped democrats nationally. >> chris, the best move of the year? >> i think the best move, joe biden, who answered a question honestly without premeditation and frankly in his "meet the press" interview with david gregory when he was asked about marriage equality. and i think all the reporting afterward, was this a trial balloon, were they trying? no, no, no, joe biden was asked a question and answered with a moral legitimate move, a truthfulness that had these remarkable effects that it pushed the president to come clean about his personal evolution, i think that personally made a difference in the campaign. >> my visual on the campaign, we actually had a visual assist on this. "the washington po
and traffic. steve people are saying i'll take a little weather a little cold right now. clear it up for me new years eve. >> for you claudine. of course. [ laughter ] we do have a lot of cloud cover coming in. i think we'll get a little rain out of this. in a dry year i would say probably not. but this has been a wet year you can see it's getting very, very close. upper 40s and low 50s. here is tara. >>> this is a live look at the east shore freeway. you can see traffic moving along nicely in both directions. at the subpoena senator mccain bridge -- and at the san mateo bridge same story. let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin this morning with developing news that we've been following since 4:30. oakland police are investigating three homicides that happened within 90 minutes of each other. alex savidge is live in oakland a man has been taken into custody in connection with this stab examining he did have cuts to his hands. you can see behind me investigators are still on scene at this apartment building on the 5800 block of walnut. officers early this morning found a woman stabbed to
, everybody i'm brian flores. it's friday december 28th. >> and i'm claudine wong. steve, you medical examinerred the cold. you mentioned the rain. who needs to bring that umbrella today? >> anybody in the north or along the coast. how is that? >> that is good. [ laughter ] >> we have a system coming in. it's a weak system. still every system that is coming in has been producing some kind of rain. it's a much weaker system. a lot of cloud cover in advance of that. it will be cloudy and cold today for some. here is tara. >>> thanks, steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. and 280 in san jose traffic looking good near ray street. let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news and a violent couple hours in oakland. three people were killed in two separate incidents. a double shooting and a stabbing. alex savidge is live on walnut street where a woman was killed a few hours ago. >> this is still an active crime scene for oakland police. what they found here this morning was a woman that was stabbed to death. it's all playing out. the crime scene located inside th
people. time magazine's rana joins us and steve kornacki. it seems to me if you listen to newt gingrich, who has become a commentator every time he's not running for something, you get the sense that you don't want to run against hillary clinton because she's grabbed the scepter. she's quite hawkish on issues like iraq and the middle east generally. i think she's very hawkish xa d compared to most democrats. where is the wiggle room to go against her? >> i completely agree. i think she's done an incredibly great job. she's been incredibly deft at are he positioning the u.s. in a mul multipolar world where we have relatively less economic power. she's managed through digital state craft, through smafert uses of technology to project a soft power and it's been a great credit to our country and i think it's going to be a real tough thing to put in a bad light. >> you know, and, steve, i don't know about your politics on this, i think i'm a little to her left on a lot of thers foreign policy issues like iraq and the middle east. she's positioned herself just where you want to be, a notch o
. with me today, ben stein. steve cornaki is joining us, as well. president obama returned to washington moments ago, cutting short his christmas vacation. the president has now spoken with all four congressional leaders, according to the white house communications director he. the house remains on vacation, but there are a few signs of life in the capital. gop leaders have released a new statement with an old message to the senate. the ball is in your court. the statement says the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass, but the senate first must act. well, this morning, senate majority leader reid slammed the house republicans not not even showing up. >> if we go over the cliff, and it looks like that's where we are headed, the house of representatives as we speak with four days left after today before the first of the year aren't here with the speaker having told them they will give them 48 hours inside. i can't imagine their conscious. >> well, senator reid is expected to hold a news conference about the talks this afternoon. so here is where we stand. reid wants to ge
agrees that that action is necessary. gregg: steve hayes, is the senior writer for "the weekly standard" and a fox news contributor. steve, great to see you. the deal being bandied about right now to raise taxes on higher earners actually doesn't appear to do anything to fix the problem, that is, all the new revenue from higher taxes would be used for more spending. as we understand about 850 billion in new revenue would be spent on eliminating the fiscal cliff automatic spending cuts and extending unemployment checks. is it true not a dial would go to cutting the real problem, the debt and deficit? >> yeah. in one scenario that is absolutely the case. we shouldn't actually be surprised. it has been clear at least for a short amount of time that this hasn't been the goal of these discussions. i mean for all the talk about deficit reduction and despite the fact that this began as an effort to rein in spending after the 2010 elections, it is clear democrats in the house and senate, i would argue the president, haven't been serious about long-term spending cuts. gregg: maybe they're not se
. bring in the panel. steve hayes for "weekly standard." a.b. stoddard, associate editor of the hill. sindcated columnist charles krauthammer. a.b., the res tent numbers-cruncher. what do you make of the back and forth today? >> today was about the drama on both sides and blame game and showing they were going to come and call e want to get down to business before december 31, which is monday. we're not, there are no plans. no paperwork. there are conflicting reports about the meeting. it's all kind of depressing. when you poke arp you find out that the house is returning on sunday. but beyond that, nobody knows anything. >> doug: steve? >> yeah. today, nothing happened other than people using warn-out talking points and a lot of misinformation. harry reid is still blaming grover norquist. send him a memo that norquist took himself out of the discussion a week ago when he backed the house republican plan "b." it's like the old stale talking points. for me, the big picture if you take a step back from this, the big picture story here is one of misplaced outrage. media folks with the c
in or a guy named steve. >> andrea: you hire the guy named steve. >> eric: steve gets the job 100% of the time. freddie both of you are going this can't happen. >> andrea: it's legal. if the hot woman tried to say i didn't get the job because i was too hot. too bad. being hot is not protected -- >> greg: what if you like pudgy guys named steve? >> juan: kimberly said the guys on the iowa court. there is no protected class here. totally crazy, after ten years, what is going on here? wife, on to that. the wife. i think -- are you kidding me? men in the workplace, of course we look at women. >> kimberly: one time i had a fortune to meet too hot for citibank, the puerto rican italian. she was. she's really hot. anyway. >> greg: you could not work anywhere else. >> kimberly: there she is. see what i'm talking about? >> andrea: unfortunately for her, she is not protected. >> kimberly: maybe not a good idea to be too hot. moral of the story. >> juan: you are saying thi this? >> kimberly: unless you work at fox news. hot and smart is not a crime. >> andrea: unemployment rate for hot chicks is zero. >>
is hiring. what do you do? a beautiful nanny comes in or a guy named steve. >> andrea: you hire the guy named steve. >> eric: steve gets the job 100% of the time. freddie both of you are going this can't happen. >> andrea: it's legal. if the hot woman tried to say i didn't get the job because i was too hot. too bad. being hot is not protected -- >> greg: what if you like pudgy guys named steve? >> juan: kimberly said the guys on the iowa court. there is no protected class here. totally crazy, after ten years, what is going on here? wife, on to that. the wife. i think -- are you kidding me? men in the workplace, of course we look at women. >> kimberly: one time i had a fortune to meet too hot for citibank, the puerto rican italian. she was. she's really hot. anyway. >> greg: you could not work anywhere else. >> kimberly: there she is. see what i'm talking about? >> andrea: unfortunately for her, she is not protected. >> kimberly: maybe not a good idea to be too hot. moral of the story. >> juan: you are saying thi this? >> kimberly: unless you work at fox news. hot and smart is not a crim
schwarzkopf and what the world did not know about him. and "on the road" with steve hartman as a man tries to save his wife of 56 years. an unusual request that gets a surprising response. >> got two of them and i only need one. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, scott is off tonight. i'm jeff glor. it is the end of a holiday week, but it would appear congress is just getting started. tonight, the president said he is mottestly optimistic about a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would mean avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts come, you know, 1. the president spoke to the nation this evening after an hour-long meeting with congressional leaders at the white house. democrat and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases. they appear to remain deadlocked on who exactly will pay those higher taxs. we have two reports tonight, beginning with major garrett at the white house. major, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. two things are clear tonight that were not cle
when he tried to cross the border with a antique shotgun his family said was an heirloom. steve harrigan is live. >> reporter: after four long months the 27-year-old former marine was released from the notorious prison late friday night after several hours of paperwork. he was accompanied by u.s. consular officials from the border between mexico and texas. he met his father and the two began the drive home. they had to stop off yesterday in a hospital in louisiana room in louisiana, john hammar suffering from the stomach flu. having trouble keeping food down. the goal was to get him home for christmas. looks like it will happen now. heather? >> steve, quite an ordeal for the family to say the very least >> reporter: a very tough time. they received threats, ex-torgs attempts threatening jon would be killed unless they paid money. his mother said only once he crossed the border that she could finally relax. >> it was my first night that i slept all night long without getting up. it was just the thought of not wondering what is going on with him, can anyone hurt him tonight? that
attorney steve greeneberg. okay, kids. this thing about the gun permit holders this kind of thing drives me nuts. we did some looking into this, we can't find any record, i will start with you, steve, of this newspaper, for instance, publishing the sex offenders. those people committed crimes. these people owned guns and legally permitted to do so. what do you think about this. >> it's irresponsible. there is is no real reason for it other than to put these people on some kind of map. i understand their outrage. it may be legal and lawful to share this kind of public information. it's clearly irresponsible. because these people now are going to be subject to potentially thieves coming into their houses, taking their guns, targeting them and so forth. the newspaper's reasoning well it's because of what happened in newtown; >> laura: connecticut. >> newtown, connecticut. right. i'm sorry had someone known that the lady had 18 guns, there is no connection between gun ownership and the kinds of things they are trying to target. >> let me simplify this for you. i will go to anna on this. this ne
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and the megayacht that steve after a payment disputethe venus, a $137.5 million, 260-foot-long yacht, made october. it's currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million- euro commission and is payment before the venus will be released. as santa prepares to make his big journey. kids and adults all over the world can track his progress onbut that's not the only place people can go to see one of our viewers. as rain poured into a hillsdale mall parking lot. you can see it rushing down to partially flood. in the south bay. ther were reports of sporadic flooding all around pounded the area. news. as you can see there are sidewalks. a starbucks parking lot alsoseveral inches of rainwater chp's statewide dui crack down. chp is reporting that 700 drivers have been arrested statewide for driving under the influence of drugs or111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 area.
's baby and the fiscal cliff countdown thing, it's about to get serious. >>> i'm steve kornacki. fiscal cliff tops the list of banished words. sloped does not agree on the list. i fully agree. >> >>> i'm crystal ball. never again after today. who am i kidding? cliff, cliff, cliff! i can't stop myself. >>> the latest on kim kardashian, kanye and the baby ahead but the other story in the headlines today. america staring down the fiscal cliff. t-minus nine hours and counting and washington is wasting no time. senate minority leader mcconnell saying both sides are close to a deal. it's about time. >> my preference would have been to solve all these problems in the context of a larger agreement, a bigger deal, a grand bargain. whatever you want to call it. that solves our deficit problems in a balanced and responsible way. with this congress, that was obviously a little bit too much to hope for at this time. it may be we can do it in stages. >> there are a number of issues on which the two sides are still apart but negotiations are continuing as i speak. but we really are running out of time
, thank you. i want to start with steve on this one. this sunday when given the opportunity to defend hagel, chuck schumer i just mentioned, refused to do so. listen to what this very smart senator from new york had to say. >> that's his choice. i think once he makes it, his record will be studied carefully. but until that point, i think we're not going to know what's going to happen. >> can you support him? >> i'd have to study his record. i'm not going to comment until the president makes a nomination. >> steve, i have a sense that this knocking of this candidate has gone beyond neocons, people of the right. and including people who are just generally pro-israeli which is about most people in politics. i get the fear -- i have to call it fear because i liked hagel, that he may be in trouble now. the shots that have been taken at him about calling it the jewish lobby which is a problem because obviously people are very pro-israeli from the right. to use that term these days is the kind of thing that just ends up causing a lot of problems with people in the middle politically. they'd
obama met with the four congressional leaders this afternoon just a few minutes away. steve handlesman has more. >> after the meeting, he called the president was optimistic and insistent, optimistic there can be a deal that will keep most americans' taxes from going up. here's the president gist now in the white house briefing room. >> i just had a good and constructive discussion here at the white house with start and house leadership about how to prevent this tax hike on the middle class. i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. senators reid and mcconnell are working on such an agreement as we speak. but if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up-or-down vote. one that protects the middle class from an income class hike. one that extends it to 2 million americans looking for a job and lays the groundwork for more economic growth and debt reduction. >> that leads to the insistent park, asking reith who control the se
steve? >> you would hire the guy named steve. >> steve gets the job because, like both of you are going this can't happen. >> and that's completely legal and if the hot woman says i didn't get the job because i was too hot. too bad. >> what if you like pudgy guys named steve. >> that's a problem. but i think it was totally crazy. after ten years, what was going on here? it was the wife. you were on to that, right? it was the wife. but i think, look, are you kidding me? men in the workplace, of course we look at women. >> one time i had the good fortune to you "too hot for citibanks" do you remember that? do you remember that young lead? she was really hot. >> i cannot work anywhere else, can you? >> there she is. see what i'm talking about? >> unfortunately for her, though -- >> or her credenza. >> she's not protected. >> i think maybe it's not a good idea to be too hot is the morale of the story. >> wait a saying this? >> yeah. unless -- >> there's enough suffering in this world. >> being hot is not a crime. >> the onion always says the unemployment rate for hot chicks is zero. >> i t
, reaction from one of the more outspoken members of congress, steve israel of new york. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. >> we are running out of time. americans are still threatened with a tax hike in just a few hours. i hope we can keep in mind, and i know we will, our single most important goal is to protect middle class families. >> by all means let's complete a deal today so we can go home. let's raise taxes. let's stick it to those rich people-let's not touch spending. >> two people are gathered in a private room trying to negotiate something that has enormous consequences for this country and for our economy. we are where we are because this process was greasily mismanaged up until this point. [ male announcer ] what are happy kids made of? bikes and balloons, wholesome noodles on spoons. a kite, a breeze, a dunk of grilled cheese. catches and throws, and spaghettio's. that's what happy kids are made of. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upp
and go back to the continuing saga on capitol hill. steve kingston is following develops -- following developments. >> both sides are expressing cautious optimism that the framework appears to be in place. president obama said at an agreement was in sight but not dead yet. there is a republican senate, but mcconnell, taking the lead directly with vice-president joe biden on the phone. mr. mcconnell said the two parties were very close to an agreement. they were close to an agreement on the tax side that would avert tax rises before the vast majority of americans at midnight here tonight. what they are still talking about is the spending side. the question is what happens -- do they get deferred or delayed? still arguing over that period there is optimism the deal is emerging that if we do get it, remembering everything that is agreed has to be approved by the house and senate. there is certainly some suggestions that the house of representatives might not vote on something tonight. >> we will keep you up-to-date with the fiscal cliff situation over the next few hours. we showed you at
. how you doing? my name is steve. my family's lived in this neighborhood for years. recently, things got so tight we had to go to our local food bank for help. i lost a lot of sleep worrying about what the neighbors might think. that is, until i saw them there, too. how'd i do, steve? a little stiff. you could have done a little better. what? come on. you know, i have an academy award. yeah, but not for playing me. announcer: play a role in ending hunger. visit feedingamerica.org/hunger and find your local food bank. $82 bi lou: foreign buyers are helping to boost our housing msarket. those buyers accounted for billn $82 billion in home sales over the past year. 9 billion of those dollarschines coming from th chinese. t second only to those canadians, as the largest one homebuyers in presidenntry. the io and president ofao citimortgage, he is joining us the ov let's start with the overaller robustness come to power of thit recovery. is it too strong of a language to join these concepts?18 out o >> the housing is recovering on a sustained basis. eighteen out of 20 top cities are now s
involve international politics. steve sadler and his wife janice have owned a cleaner's in albany for 32 years. >> most all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the markets forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> and that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying anywheres from 8 to 9 upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: the co-owner janice says customers notice the price increase. >> customers don't like it but as costs go up for supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages but when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month every cent counts and the recycling is encourage. if you have hangers hanging around the house, hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have
am claudine wong in for pam cook. mark is here for steve and i am liking your forecast. >>> we have been advertising a break-in the rain and as far as temperatures, we are off to a cool start in the of 40s. more cloud cover this morning. >>> i am tracking some more shower chances and i will have more on that in a few minutes. tara has an update on traffic. good morning tara. >>> this is a live look at 880, a lot more folks are out on the roadways this morning and this is a look at 237 near milpitas, traffic is moving on the right- hand side, let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news. christian captain is there and what are police saying? >> well, the number one thing is that there were no officers injured. >> reporter: the one suspect in this case is dead. it's still a very active investigation on creek side drive. walnut creek police said it was a domestic violence case which ended in gunfire. there is more than a dozen cruisers from walnut creek police and from the contra costa area. then was actually behind the fence which you might be able to see and we learne
. negotiation have been under way for about an hour. steve handelsman joins us. so far no deal? >> i'm checking. so far the meeting continues, which could be a bad sign, can it? sources here on the hill say in today's meeting president obama planned to be kind of tough, figuring that he has gotten the advantage back to the extent anybody has the advantage this close to the cliff and that he'll push hi original demand, the tack rates rise on income over a quarter million dollars. it's a positive sign, the first meeting since mid-november of the four congressional leaders, democrats and republicans at the white house. called by president obama, house speaker jane boehner, the key figure. >> the fact that he's come back and the four of them are at the table means to me we could come up with some kind of agreement. >> reporter: both sides want a deal to avoid tax hikes that could cost middle-class families $2400. if that rate lasts all of next year. the hangup is still tax hikes on the rich. rich of the rich to tax more, those making over $250,000, the obama proposal, or $400,000, a level senate re
automatic income tax hike on most americans looks close. >> as steve handelsman reports, only half of the deal is done. it could be scuttled all together by the half that's not done. >> surrounding himself with middle-class americans whose taxes would rise at midnight, president obama announced a possible deal. >> it appears that an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight, but it's not done. >> reporter: sources say taxes would rise on income over four to five hundred,000, which the president sees as a big win for him. >> keep in mind just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest of americans. obviously the agreement currently being discussed would raise the rates and raise them permanently. >> in democrats are not applauding. they taye the president promised tax hikes bon 250,000. >> i think that's grossly unfair. >> reporter: senate republican lead egg mitch mcconnell made the tax deal with vice president joe biden. >> let's pass the tax relief portion now. >> reporter: a hang upis automatic defense
.s. hospital with flu-like symptoms. just arriving back at his family's home in florida. that is where steve harrigan is live in palmetto bay, florida. steve, what a christmas gift for this family. >> reporter: jamie, it was rashable to see here, four or five minutes ago, jon hammar and his father drove up into the garage. hammar senior came out and spoke to the media for a few minutes afterwards. he said this is the greatest christmas he ever had. he looked visibly exhausted. jon hammar was released after several hours of with more paperwork after five months in the mexican prison. father and son drove back with the goal to get here by christmas day. they had to stop off at a hospital in the louisiana. john, jr., dehydrated with stomach flu. they're not sure about his condition. he can barely stand you. he walked inside with his mother and father. his father seems like an excited man right now, jamie. jamie: the mexican government, even with pressure from us to keep him for four months chained with handcuffs to a bed, it has been such an ordeal all along the way for this family. they had a
are retired now? caller: yes. host: steve in phoenix, kind of business do you have? caller: i have a trucking company. we move products locally in the state of arizona. the fiscalw how cliff is going to affect me personally. since we cannot produce things, any company that is affected negatively, that will affect us negatively. withn't really do anything any government entities. directly speaking, i don't think it will really affect our customers, because they don't really do the kind of stuff that works with the government. they do the kind of stuff with businesses, manufacturers. the stuff that we carry does not have much to do with defense. a certain group of people say that we need to have cuts. then when the cuts there them in the face, they say not those cuts. that's the real problem. e their owns to gordon ac ox. host: scott is looking to start a business. in "politico" is this article this morning -- in "usa today" -- doc in baton rouge, louisiana, good morning it. caller: i have my own insurance agency. host: talk to us about the fiscal cliff. caller: i am kind of concerned about it.
and fundamental side with steve cortes. good to see you both. one has been a stellar performer and the other not so much. what do you like right now? >> bill, you just summed it up. the news came out over the weekend and the market is telling you what you should believe in. netflix is up 1% and amazon down 3.5%. look at the chart in amazon, you can see it's been showing us this over the last four months. amazon put a high in at 261. about eight days ago tried to take out that high and couldn't do it. it put in a double top. that's a sign of a -- you know, of a failure. you have a stock like amazon who basically -- the stock failed at 261 and now we have a 20-day moving average which it broke through and 209-day moving average, the last time it broke through the 20-day moving average it fell 13%. now we look over at netflix, that's a totally different story, right you? said it was a dog. it bottomed out at $54 and broke above its 20-day moving average and stayed above its 20-day moving average for the last four weeks. if it stays above its $20 moving average we're going to long this. our pric
a second prime. the guy is amazing. >> there's been so much talk about how would steve nash fit under the offense there. the lakers were playing well before nash came back. today what we saw is nash can run that offense and control that team. >> yes. and now you're seeing a more cohesive unit. instead of five guys on the court trying to score, you're seeing one unit with steve nash out there. double digit assist for him today. vintage steve nash. they needed to get him back healthy and he is right now. >> i just got to say for the viewers, check out this haircut. from the 1980s. that made the broadcast for me. the next game, thunder and heat. arguably the two best players in the nba right now, lebron james, kevin durant. >> more of the same. lebron is the most well rounded player in the game. you watch him and think of magic johnson. he doesn't need to score 30, 40 points a game for this team to win. he wants to be a facilitator. if asked to do the scoring, he can. for the heat, it's all about defense. when they defend, they look like they have six guys on the court instead of five. t
're shaking your head, steve, so you get it first. people think, 12 years of intense pressure on you. 4 years of running, 8 years of serving, into your late 70s. does anybody want to inflict that on their lives at the end of their life basically? your thoughts? >> i think there's a compelling case she doesn't run. 1992 they came to the national stage, and they have been on the national stage since then. for 15 of those 20 years all the way through 2007 she was -- she and her husband were the top targets of the right in this country. she called it the vast right wing conspiracy. there was something to that. it's not that they absolutely will beat her in 2016, i think she could beat them, but it's an issue of do you want to endure that kind of day-to-day attack politics, vicious politics, for another four years, for another eight years, or do you want to say i have proven enough in public life and i want to do something else? >> i don't know. i think she showed no signs of her energy lagging as secretary of state, and that's a pretty tough job, too. i'm not saying it's as vicious as running for
from congressman steve israel, democrat from new york. stick around for that. >>> the other big developing story we're following, secretary of state hillary clinton in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot. her spokesperson says the clot was discovered during a routine followup exam yesterday in the wake of the concussion she suffered several weeks ago following a fall. now, nbc news chief science and health correspondent robert bazell is live from new york there in front of the presbyterian hospital. bob, what do we know about secretary clinton's condition and how she is being treated right now? >> richard, we know precious little. we had the one statement yesterday evening from secretary clinton's staff that said she suffered a concussion that was related -- excuse me -- suffered a blood clot related to this concussion. usually when somebody has a blood clot related to a concussion it is in the brain and would not be treated with anticlotting drugs. she is being treated with anticlotting drugs. so maybe she has a blood clot someplace else. we don
on capitol hill. steve kingston is following develops -- following developments. >> both sides are expressing cautious optimism that the framework appears to be in place. president obama said at an agreement was in sight but not dead yet. there is a republican senate, but mcconnell, taking the lead directly with vice-president joe biden on the phone. mr. mcconnell said the two parties were very close to an agreement. they were close to an agreement on the tax side that would avert tax rises before the vast majority of americans at midnight here tonight. what they are still talking about is the spending side. the question is what happens -- do they get deferred or delayed? still arguing over that period there is optimism the deal is emerging that if we do get it, remembering everything that is agreed has to be approved by the house and senate. there is certainly some suggestions that the house of representatives might not vote on something tonight. >> we will keep you up-to-date with the fiscal cliff situation over the next few hours. we showed you athens a few minutes ago and the fireworks di
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